ERIC Number: ED392627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Power Plants: A Plant-Based Energy Curriculum for Grades 5 through 8.
National Gardening Association, Burlington, VT.
The ability to utilize and change energy is one of the most fundamental characteristics of living things. Plants have the unique ability to change light energy into the chemical energy on which human beings depend for such things as fuel and food. Through the activities in this book students examine how plants and other living things use and transform energy. By gaining a basic understanding of energy, students begin to develop the background for knowing how to use the Earth's energy resources more efficiently. The activities included follow an inquiry-based approach that aims at teaching basic science concepts and science process skills. Each activity follows a multi-step teaching and learning cycle and includes the following parts: overview, time, materials, background, laying the groundwork, exploration, objective, making connections, and branching out. (JRH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.
Authoring Institution: National Gardening Association, Burlington, VT.
Note: Support also received from the Burlington Electric Department.